Friday, 5 July 2013

Stripes Anyone - Horizontal or vertical for a small hallway?

In a recent post on Auckland interior designer Andrew Melville's home, this lovely Hamptons style residence had a smart two toned striped wallpaper in the hall (as seen in image 1) it certainly made a change from plain, painted walls. I came home thinking how my own hallway felt unfinished and definitely needed something to bring it to life. Vertical stripes will make a narrow hallway will appear taller, whereas horizontal stripes will make it appear longer. Horizontal stripes can also give a visual appearance of the room being a little wider.  I am tossing up between a Designer Guild wallpaper with vertical stripes, versus measuring, taping and painting horizontal stripes myself which would be a considerable saving if I DIY.  

Images 2 & 3 are from Molly, at "The Poor Sophisticates". Molly took the end of a  narrow hallway and added some wow factor with horizontal stripes and a little creative decor. The overall effect gives a visual impression of more space (Note the after image looks a little narrower at the end as the angle of the photograph doesn't show the door on the right). You can read the full Molly's reveal and  her step by step instructions for painting the the tutorial here.




I hope to begin work on my hallway in a couple of weeks and I must admit I do like image 6,  panelling combined with vertical stripes, also very Hamptons style.

Horizontal or vertical, any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. Oh i DO love the stripes! they add so much to a space. These are great examples, I think you should try it!



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